Authors should register on the ETJ website before they begin submitting their manuscripts (Click here to download an example of the registration process). Authors must submit their manuscripts in a single Word file format, Word 2010 or later, to be used in the refereeing process. All the research articles should be submitted to the scientific evaluation procedures of publication and documentation. The journal undertakes only publishing novel articles that had not been published previously or under reviewing process in other journals or debated in conferences. The list below can be used to conduct a final check before submission.

Before you begin

  • Ethics in publishing should be considered (check ethics criteria of the journal).
  • Declaration of competing interest should be disclosed any personal and financial relationships with other people or organizations. Providing a signed copy of the competing interests statement (conflicts of interest) is mandatory. 
  • The article should not be previously published elsewhere (except in the form of an abstract, a published lecture, or an academic thesis). This will be verified in the submission process (checklist items) and will be considered as a declaration from the author.
  • Using inclusive language is mandatory to convey respect to all people. The manuscript should be free from bias, slang, stereotypes, reference to a dominant culture, and/or cultural assumptions. Also, seeking gender neutrality through using plural nouns as default wherever possible instead of using "he, she," or "he/she".
  • Please ensure that the author list is correct during the submission, as the journal policy does not accept any change once the article is accepted.
  • The role of the funding source should be identified in the manuscript to whom provided financial support for the research.
  • To verify originality, all submitted manuscripts and sent for publication are checked to compare their similarity with other works already published. For this purpose, we use the Turnitin service.

Article preparation

 Documents required for submitting a manuscript

The following documents must be prepared before starting the submission process:

  1. Main manuscript file (.doc or .docx format only). (MUST be uploaded during submission process).
  2. Declaration of competing interest/conflict of interest form (download this form). (MUST be uploaded during submission process).
  3. Research highlights (see an example). (MUST be uploaded during submission process).
  4. Graphical abstract. (MUST be uploaded during submission process).
  5. Any other supplementary files (if found).

Submission checklist

Please make sure that the items below are considered in the manuscript:

  • All figures and tables are presented in the right format with proper citations in the text that match the files provided.
  • Authors are requested to include 5 keywords (minimum), 3-5 highlights (each highlight should not exceed 120 characters including spaces), and a graphical abstract (if applicable).
  • A high standard of English should be used with spell and grammar checked.
  • All references are used properly within the manuscript.
  • Ensure that permission for use of copyrighted material has been obtained.
  • The authors have reviewed the Journal policies detailed in this guide.
  • Please specify at least three Referee suggestions with their present contact details.


Article format at initial submission

The format of an initial manuscript submission must be as simple as possible. Please follow these simple guidelines:

  • Format your manuscript in a single column with a 1.5 line spacing.
  • Use Times New Roman for font type with a 12 points size.
  • Page setup: Top 2 cm, Bottom: 2 cm, Left 3 cm, and right 2 cm. Use 0 for the gutter and left for the gutter position.
  • Paper setup: A4 with a width of 21 cm and a height of 29.7 cm.
  • Please click here to download an example file.


 Title page information

  • The title should be concise and informative, with no more than fifteen words.
  • Author names and affiliations should be clearly indicated to the given name(s) and family name(s) of each author and check that all names are accurately spelt. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lowercase superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
  • Clearly indicate the corresponding author who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. This responsibility includes answering any future queries related to the work.
  • Including highlights in the manuscript is highly encouraged as they increase the chance of article discoverability in search engines. Highlights could be presented by 3-5 bullet points capturing the novelty of methods and/or results of the work.
  • The abstract should be cohesive and adequate implying the research question and major findings as a standalone paragraph. No references or abbreviations are required in this section. Also, the abstract section should be 200 words minimum and does not exceed 350 words.
  • Enclosing a graphical abstract is highly encouraged to capture the reader’s attention to the online article. The graphical abstract represents a content summary in a pictorial form. The image should be in Tif or JPEG format with image size readable at 5x13 cm and has at least 531 × 1328 pixels (h×w) or proportionally more.
  • A maximum of 5 indicative Keywords should be stated directly below the abstract.

Article structure

  • Please, divide the article, except the abstract, into clearly defined and numbered sections. Subsections should be numbered as1.1 (then 1.1.1, 1.1.2, ...), 1.2, etc.
  • A systematic short abstract with clear objectives is essential to enclose the major findings of the research.
  • In the introduction, the author should give a brief definition for the topic, adequate background, and state the objectives of the research. The statement and novelty of the work should be clearly stated.
  • The material and methods section should provide appropriate details in a summarized manner allowing an independent researcher to reproduce the work.
  • Results and discussion could be one section or divided into two separate sections as appropriate. This section should be clear and concise, stating the significance of the results with supporting citations.
  • A short conclusion is required that mentions the main findings and conclusions.

Abbreviation, Units, and Mathematical Equations

  • Any abbreviation should be defined at their first mention there. If not already defined within the text body, all abbreviations must be presented in a separate table located just below the conclusion section.
  • All units should be following the SI system. Please convert any other unit to its equivalent value in the SI system wherever found.
  • All mathematical equations should be presented as editable text, not as an image.

Tables and Figures

  • All tables must be as editable text and not as an image. Tables should be numbered and placed within their relevant section. The author should use a caption explaining the contents of the table. Also, ensure that the data presented in the tables did not duplicate the results described elsewhere.
  • Figures should be presented in high quality, for example, not less than 1100 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grey-scale, and not less than 300 dpi for colors. Figures should be in one of the following formats: EPS, PS, JPEG, TIFF, or Microsoft Word files.


  •  Acknowledgment should be provided as a separate section at the end just before the references.
Author Contribution

For research articles with several authors, a short paragraph specifying their individual contributions must be provided. The following statements should be used “Conceptualization, Q. Alsalhy. and I. Alwan; methodology, M. Lafta.; software, X.X.; validation, X.X., Y.Y. and Z.Z.; formal analysis, X.X.; investigation, X.X.; resources, X.X.; data curation, X.X.; writing—original draft preparation, X.X.; writing—review and editing, X.X.; visualization, X.X.; supervision, X.X.; project administration, X.X.; funding acquisition, Y.Y. All authors have read and agreed to the published version of the manuscript.” Please turn to the CRediT taxonomy for the term explanation (click here for more details). Authorship must be limited to those who have contributed substantially to the work reported.


  •  Correspondences (Engineering and Technology Journal; University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq; P. O. Box: 35010; Email: 
Data Availability Statement

In this section, please provide details regarding where data supporting reported results can be found, including links to publicly archived datasets analyzed or generated during the study. You might choose to exclude this statement if the study did not report any data.



  • The numbered style should be employed to identify the references within the manuscript. The Arabic numerals are in square brackets [ ] in the text, while the number is consecutively in the list of the references in the order of their first appearance in the references section (All references presented in the reference section must be cited in the text, and vice versa).
  • It is recommended to use referencing software, such as EndNote or Mendeley, to manage references in your manuscript.

Refer to the following examples for the proper format:


[1] J. Su, Q. Yang, J.F. Teo, T.S. Chung, Cellulose acetate nanofiltration hollow fiber membranes for forward osmosis processes, J. Membr. Sci. 355 (2010) 36–44.


[2] Benyahia, F. Membrane-Distillation in Desalination; CRC Press: Taylor & Francis Group, New York, NY, USA, 2019 

Chapter in a Book:

[3] Conley, R. T., and R. Malloy. 1970. In Thermal Stability of Polymers, ed. R. T. Conley, Vol. 1, pp. 223–258. New York: Marcel Dekker.

Conference article:

[4] F. Niu, M. Huang, T. Cai, L. Meng, Effect of membrane thickness on properties of FO membranes with nanofibrous substrate, in: 2nd International Symposium on Resource Exploration and Environmental Science, IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 170, 2018, 052005.

Ph.D. or M.Sc. Thesis:

[5] Bahar, R. Conversion of Saline Water to Fresh Water Using Air Gap Membrane Distillation (AGMD). Ph.D. Thesis, University of Singapore, Singapore, 2010.


Article format after acceptance for publication

The format of the article after acceptance for publication must be according to the template file of Engineering and Technology Journal. You can click here to download the file. Authors do not have to format their manuscripts according to this template. This will be done by our copyediting team at ETJ after an article is been accepted for publication. We provided this template here for users' information. 

Peer review

The Engineering and Technology Journal adopts an anonymous review process. Each article will pass through an initial assessment conducted by the journal editor to ensure its suitability for the journal. The Manuscript must not have a similarity index that is more than 20%. Typically, any paper deemed suitable is then passed to at least two independent reviewers for the scientific quality assessment. The final decision (acceptance or rejection) is the editor's responsibility. For more details about the reviewing process, check the journal peer-reviewing process.

It is important to note that any corrections made by the author to his/her manuscript after reviewers' recommendations must be highlighted. This helps the reviewer in tracking the corrections. 


If you encounter any issues with the submission process, please do not hesitate to contact us.